Tinkerbell the Fairyfly Is Invisible to Humans

April 24, 2013 3:03 PM

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The children’s story “Peter Pan” famously ends with kids shouting, “I do believe in fairies!” and now they, and adults, can truly believe in Tinkerbell the fairyfly, just discovered by scientists.

The fairyfly, Tinkerbella nanna, without magnification is invisible to us and lives in a bucolic forest setting. This, along with its delicate wings topped by long fringes, inspired the name, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research.

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